Testimonials

Covid-19 Mindfulness Support Sessions

Good has come from the social isolation and staying at home – meeting you and experiencing mindfulness for the very first time. Never before has the ability to quieten the breathing and quieten the racing mind been more important.
So please keep doing what you do so well and keep us in tune in both body and mind.

Kathy

Thanks Jakki! For the poem, the practice link, and well, for everything. You’ve helped me enormously and I can’t thank you enough.

Louise

Thank you for the lovely session this morning. You have done us all the power of good. Thank you for your that.

Nicky

It has made a real positive difference. It has been life-changing and demonstrated that change is not only possible, but achievable. I now feel more confident of myself for the future. Life looks brighter. Thank you

January 2020

John

Normanton on the Wolds

It has brought positive change into all aspects of my life. I breathe, think and react very differently to before taking the course. It has given me much needed tools to gain perspective, focus on the moment and untangle my thoughts. I feel more peaceful physically and emotionally, skills for life.

January 2020

Kay

Ruddington

I am not only able to cope with life, stress and my thoughts running away with me, but I am able to be less critical of myself, take care of myself and above all enjoy life so much better. To recognize thoughts are not facts has had a huge impact on my well-being and my ability to be happy.

January 2020

Louise

Newark

I was able to learn in a calm and non-judgemental environment. The sessions were broken down into simple and easy to understand activities that have given me time and space to learn about my own mind. It has been powerful to recognize that I am not alone with the types of thought patterns I have and they are thoughts not facts! Jakki has been great at drawing out / coaching us into understanding more about how and why we have certain thought patterns and helping us to really nurture inquisitiveness.

November 2019

Sam

Ruddington

I found Jakki after struggling with my mental health and reading about the benefits of mindfulness.
Jakki has a very kind and peaceful approach, I will use the techniques shared with our group forever, they are accessible, sensitive and effective. Talking to Jakki and the group also made me realise mindfulness is not an indulgence, it is a form of self care that benefits both you and those around you.

July 2019

Sophie

Newark

This course, run by Jakki – a calm, patient leader – has been one of the best things I have done. I came away with the tools to help me deal better with life’s difficult moments. Since finishing the course, I continue to practice Mindfulness and find that I am now less likely to react to situations with irritation or mild panic, responding instead in a more rational manner. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

April 2019

Jackie

Newark

This programme has been extremely important to me to help get a better understanding of mindfulness and to start having an understanding of the kind of thoughts I’m having and how to better deal with them. Over the 8 weeks I have felt a big improvement in my state of mind. Now I deal with situations in a much calmer way whilst also being kind to myself at the same time.

November 2019

Charlotte

Nottingham

A gentle, welcoming and encouraging environment. Delivery 10/10! A very useful course, now I hope to practise, practise, practise. Very well taught and presented. Thank you.

November 2019

Robin & Litza

Ruddington

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. My aim was to concentrate more on the calm and less on the hectic. Jakki coached us through the techniques required to take time out from the world and focus on the simple things. Jakki made the whole group feel comfortable with each other and I looked forward each week to the relaxing group session. I have felt much less reactive since doing the course. I plan to use what I’ve learned to help me through stressful times, as well as just taking time out regularly for my own well-being. Thank you Jakki!

July 2019

Lucy

Newark

I enjoyed the course, I particularly appreciated the way the concepts could be used to meet particular wants/needs. I thought the space given to feedback was particularly helpful and enabled learning to be received both from Jakki and the other participants. I continue to practice and anticipate this will become a valuable part of my day, also give meaning to the phrase “Pause for thought”.

April 2019

Bob

Newark

I was curious about the whole concept of ‘Mindfulness’ and decided to enrol onto Jakki’s course. I found the whole experience positive and enlightening. Jakki expertly provided a step by step weekly guide to how ‘mindfulness’ can actually change your way of thinking to promote a healthy and alternative way of approaching life’s difficulties. In addition , mindfulness can help us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings in order to manage them more effectively. I can highly recommend Jakki to take you on this enjoyable experience.

March 2019

Alison

Ruddington

Having recently experienced anxiety levels rising I was in need of a bit of healing and guidance. Coming on the course has taught me how to respond and not react which has allowed me to see a calmer version of myself. Thank you.

June 2019

Stu

Cotgrave

I completed a Mindfulness (MBCT) course recently at Newark held by Jakki. The course takes place in a beautiful venue in a picturesque area of Newark on Trent. I decided to try mindfulness after finding it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. I found the course life changing. It has enabled me to appreciate the smallest of things in my life that I may have taken for granted before and enabled me to live in the moment. So that I am not dwelling on the past or planning for the future. Jakki has a wonderful calm presence and delivers the course with compassion and consideration. I would recommend mindfulness to anyone who would like to achieve a better balance in their life.

April 2019

Nicky

Newark

I found this course very useful in introducing me to the concept of mindfulness. Jakki is a superb teacher and the course is professionally run at a great location in Newark.

April 2019

Alan

Newark

I wanted to do the mindfulness course to help deal with stress and in the hope it would help me sleep better. Like many people I constantly try to juggle work and family life and in doing so I have not always looked after myself. Jakki’s course was just what I needed to teach me everything I need to know about mindfulness and how I can build it into my every day life. The course is very well structured with a different theme each week. As the course develops you really start to feel the benefits and it is interesting to share experiences with the rest of the group. The materials and the guided practices provided are helping me to continue with my practice after completing the course. I will definitely be attending her workshops in the future. Thanks for everything Jakki.

June 2018

Ann-Marie

Cotgrave

I have battled with anxiety all of my life and have been taking medication on-and-off for quite a few years. I found Jakki’s course extremely helpful as well as enjoyable. Jakki herself is lovely and has an very calming demeanour. The course has taught me to give time for myself and to embrace stressful situations instead of backing away and putting them off. It has given me more control of my emotions. I now feel ready to decrease my medication as I think I have enough ‘tools’ to deal with situations that arise.

I highly recommend this course. It takes a high level of commitment but is extremely rewarding and well worth the effort.

November 2018

Angela

Ruddington

I have really enjoyed Jakki’s mindfulness course – it has given me a self-awareness and ability to deal with stressful situations in a new and different way. The course is very well structured and organised. It is easy to see the progression from week to week and each session was different. Weekly information sheets for preparation and an app to follow really helped and since I have finished the course I look through these again and use them for practice. This course needs commitment – it is not just learning; to appreciate the huge benefits of mindfulness, practice is really important.

April 2018

Carla

Ruddington